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Posted: 5/23/2001 6:22:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/23/2001 6:25:11 PM EDT by M15A2]
[url]http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,25444,00.html[/url] Scroll down. It is after the Michael Jackson Article.
Link Posted: 5/23/2001 7:47:29 PM EDT
How much more obvious can Bay and Bruckheimer get... Hmm, Titanic had a romantic pop song so why don't we use that. Then find an historical event, preferrably one with a sinking ship somewhere, and slap a lover triangle over that (something for the girls)... Now what else are we missing? Effects! Lots and lots of special effects, and guns (for the boys)... Wait a minute, we're missing something... Oh yes, we need a script. Let's get a respectable writer and keep flashing his name while we promote, I mean we wouldn't want people to think this is some hollow manufactured Hollywood epic now would we?... So there we have it. I think we can make around... oh lets' say 2 billion? Titanic made less than that but we've got it bigger... Disney, we have a winner!... Pearl Harbour has nothing do with Titanic (film wise)? Gimme a break.
Link Posted: 5/23/2001 10:46:02 PM EDT
This goes along with another remark from another news station on how awful it was. For me, I am personally not giving Alec Baldwin on red cent.
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 8:58:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/25/2001 8:59:04 AM EDT by KBaker]
Roger Ebert just reviewed it. I love Ebert's reviews - usually if he likes it, I like it. Here's the opening paragraph:
"Pearl Harbor" is a two-hour movie squeezed into three hours, about how on Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese staged a surprise attack on an American love triangle. Its centerpiece is 40 minutes of redundant special effects, surrounded by a love story of stunning banality. The film has been directed without grace, vision or originality, and although you may walk out quoting lines of dialogue, it will not be because you admire them.
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Alec Baldwin as Jimmy Doolittle? Jimmy must be spinning in his grave! I'm not going to watch this one even on video. Looks like Shrek will be the next film I pay $$ to see. (edit) Somebody asked about Cuba Gooding Jr.'s part -
Another hero in the movie is the African-American cook Dorie Miller (Cuba Gooding Jr.), who because of his race was not allowed to touch a gun in the racist pre-war Navy, but opens fire during the raid and shoots down two planes. He's shown getting a medal; in real life, he died later in the war, and the Navy was none too swift to part with its medal even posthumously.
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Yeah, that's about what I figured. [sniper]
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 9:17:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By KBaker: Roger Ebert just reviewed it. I love Ebert's reviews - usually if he likes it, I like it. Here's the opening paragraph:
"Pearl Harbor" is a two-hour movie squeezed into three hours, about how on Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese staged a surprise attack on an American love triangle.
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Now THAT is funny stuff.
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 12:18:38 PM EDT
Saving Private Ryan meets Titanic. Oh boy!!!
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 12:21:53 PM EDT
I went to go see it and the line was around the block at 12:00pm friday. Tuesday I`ll see it. I hear the one hour of action is worth the $$$
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 2:53:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Rich314: I went to go see it and the line was around the block at 12:00pm friday. Tuesday I`ll see it. I hear the one hour of action is worth the $$$
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Well, then wait for the DVD man, and skip right to the attack. That's what I plan to do. The line was around the block? That's what I was afraid of.
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 3:15:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 3:43:54 PM EDT
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